Novo Nordisk Reviews

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
154 Reviews

3.6
154 Reviews
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Novo Nordisk President and CEO Lars Rebien Sørensen
Lars Rebien Sørensen
98 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance apply only for lower level jobs (in 17 reviews)

  • good products, good base, decent bonus structure, great benefits (in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • The issue of work life balance is major and not something they are big on (in 9 reviews)

  • It's becoming more like big pharma operationally and strategically (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Job growth opportunity

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    Current Employee - District Sales Manager  in  Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Des Moines, IA

    I have been working at Novo Nordisk full-time

    Pros

    Great pay and challenging environment

    Cons

    growing too large and not quick to make decisions/respond to market trends

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take time to honestly gain and apply employee feedback

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Bright future ahead, as long as the culture stays strong

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    Current Employee - Marketing  in  Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Marketing in Princeton, NJ

    I have been working at Novo Nordisk full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    NNI, and specifically the BioPharm division, is focused on delivering real value to society. The commitment extends beyond our products to the overall business approach with a focus on financials balanced with environmental and social progress. In my experience, the people have been excellent to work with, and leadership tries to do the right thing. There is minimal bureaucracy in BioPharm, and field employees' perspectives are actively solicited, even though they are not always aligned to.

    Pipeline and future prospects look solid - certainly better than the industry-at-large

    Salaries are good and benefits are great, though slightly less so than they used to be.

    Cons

    Systems and processes haven't kept up with growth. Due to the small size of BioPharm, there is also some challenge in career growth, unless you're willing to switch to diabetes taking a half-step down.

    Current leadership is rightly looking for ways to tighten our belts, but also is changing some of the cultural/symbolic aspects of the company that many here love and rely upon as a source of loyalty.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lead us through our current challenges, but keep the US culture in mind when making cost-cutting decisions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company

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    Former Employee - Safety Data Specialist  in  Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Safety Data Specialist in Princeton, NJ

    I worked at Novo Nordisk full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Awesome facility, staff and management. Lots of special days and occasions to make staff feel appreciated.

    Cons

    Dealing with irate clients can be draining

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't exclude your temporary workers so much. They do most of the work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Company that stays true to its values

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    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Bagsværd (Denmark)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Bagsværd (Denmark)

    I have been working at Novo Nordisk full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The company culture and values, development opportunities and highly professional colleagues are among the things that makes this company a unique place to work.

    Cons

    The rapid growth of the company and the demands for compliance withing the pharmaceutical industry results in increased bureaucracy and complexity.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent work as temp

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Novo Nordisk

    Pros

    They care about their employees and it shows. New age feeling work environment with lots of trust

    Cons

    Hire lots of temps, more difficult to find full time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

  7.  

    Multinational Culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Novo Nordisk

    Pros

    Direct management access, casual office culture, possibilities for work from home

    Cons

    less ambitions and conservative about change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    innovation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    This is a great company with great values ​​unique and advanced technology in research and new product development

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    Former Employee - Diabetes Care Specialist  in  Maracaibo (Venezuela)
    Former Employee - Diabetes Care Specialist in Maracaibo (Venezuela)

    I worked at Novo Nordisk full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great People !
    Great Values!
    Great Policies!
    Advanced technology!
    Leadership in Diabetes!

    Cons

    Need more presence in the pharmaceutical market...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Wonderful Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Medical Liaison
    Former Employee - Medical Liaison

    I worked at Novo Nordisk full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits were amazing and the team of people I worked with could not be beat. Also, the culture was alive and could be felt in everything you did.

    Cons

    I had no negative experiences while working at Novo Nordisk. Fabulous company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you do!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Opportunity of a Lifetime

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    Current Employee - Finance Director  in  Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Current Employee - Finance Director in Johannesburg (South Africa)

    I have been working at Novo Nordisk full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great company to work with - I joined in India and now moved to South Africa - never ever dreamed of an international assignment until i joined this organization.

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think of -

  11.  

    Hard work with good pay.

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    Current Employee - Recruiter
    Current Employee - Recruiter

    I have been working at Novo Nordisk as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    The staff is very helpful and supportive. Good professional environment.

    Cons

    Hours can be longer than expected.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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